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Poor Bastard Whiffs On Rafael Nadal's Second Serve

World No. 34 Karen Khachanov fought his way through two tough matches in Wimbledon’s early rounds (a total of nine sets, three of which were tiebreaks) only to earn himself a third-round date with Rafael Nadal.

Dealing with Nadal’s heavy topspin, impeccable movement, and deft drop shots, even on grass, is always a fearsome task, made even more difficult when you’ve got an unfortunate hole in your racket:

Nadal went on to win 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (3).


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